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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Amazing location in a typical catanian quarter, in the city centre. Great service and reception. Lovely and spacious apartment: well designed and functional. I loved 2 floors and the terrace (great place to enjoy breakfast or dinner, remember to turn the lights on in the evening). If you want to try living in an authentic place, meet sincere people and... More 

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Osijek, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

great BB. its realy near to city centre.only minute away from Duomo. Host was realy polite and he gave us usefull tips. Rooms are huge and with creative decoration! 10 +. Breakfast was at some restaurant Cafe DOro witg best croissant ever.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A good budget option in a great location, BAD is not exactly luxurious, but is clean and comfortable. The breakfast - unexpectedly - was actually offered (using vouchers) at a cafe across the road, and not necessarily the most relaxed way to go about starting the day. Friendly and helpful reception. Did seem more like the private rooms of a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I saw here the pictures of the apartments were things were a bit different. We have stayed here for 2 nights in a room with a separate private bathroom ( in the hallway). I know it's not the most expensive room they have, but you expect that if a room was cheaper, that doesn't mean you it has to be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A colourful and artful hotel. Staff were really helpful. Location is close to shops, restaurants, and sites. Theu allowed us to leave our bags thwre afterr check out for a day. I only wish we had stayed longer. Highly recommended.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

very friendly, helpful, accommodating staff! (late arrival, extra cot for our child, help with taxi/car service) cool relaxed atmosphere, design oriented good location near the fascinating fish market, easy access to highway-to airport the light well had pigeons and neighbors 2 meters away, no we kept the shades down

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

BAD is unusual as it promotes itself as a B&B that is 'curated' by two designers so the emphasis is very much placed on how it looks and the originality of the art and ideas in the rooms. On those aspects it's hard to fault the ambition. We did have some interesting (slightly odd/scary art in our room). That was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Based on reviews we stayed at this place for two night. The room still smelled of bleach when we arrived. When we returned later, the room had an unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke absorbed into the bedding. There are many chips out of the walls that haven't been painted over. Above the bed without a headboard, there were two greasy... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

..Wish to share this great find, in the UK was recommended by The Guardian travel section. Was received by the ever so helpful owner himself, which even carried my bag to his first floor cosy, very personal hotel.. I was well shaft that it was all going accordingly, as I went to Catania for a weekend, last bits I read... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice big, clean rooms in lovely building near Duomo, fish market and bus stop to airport. However when we were there staff were largely absent- we had to call up the receptionist on his mobile at 8am when there was no hot water and wait for him to arrive. It's also not really a bed and breakfast and has more... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conceived like a small Boutique hotel, BAD is the first Design Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Catania. Much more than a simple b&b, it is a unique mix of hospitality and creativity, ideal for both those travelling for pleasure and for business. It unites the fascinating Catanese baroque architecture with contemporary art and design. At BAD one breathes the creativity of Giulia and Alessandro, the two owners and curators. Professionals in the World of advertising and graphic design, they have expertly created within the ample and comfortable rooms different ambiences, exhibiting psychedelic wallpapers, amazing 19th Century Sicilian artifacts, vintage furniture and works of young aspiring artists. Every room of the b&b in fact has a different mood, colour and feeling, with two or three beds, private bathroom and naturally all the comforts you would expect. BAD is in the beating heart of Catania: in a XIX century building, next to the historical fish market "la Pescheria" and within a stone's throw of the Cathedral and main monuments of the city. Furthermore BAD is only a few minutes away from the airport, the train station and the port, and just 100 meters from a bus station which connects to other main Sicilian resorts. Because BAD is more than a sleeping experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bad Catania

Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 24, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Price Range: $49 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bad Catania 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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